REPORT: Ramaswamy Accepted Money From George Soros After he Was Already a Millionaire

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Vivek Ramaswamy, a Republican candidate for president, had reportedly already amassed a million dollars in income when he accepted the Soros scholarship he had previously said he only accepted because he had no other way to pay for law school.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, established by Daisy and Paul Soros, the late older brother of liberal billionaire financier George Soros, awarded $90,000 to Ramaswamy last month. Ramaswamy defended himself at the time by pleading poverty.

“There was a separate scholarship that I won at the age of 24-25, when I was going to law school in my mid-20s, in my early 20s, when I didn’t have the money and it was a merit scholarship that hundreds of kids win, that was partially funded, not by George Soros, but by Paul Soros a relative, his brother,” Ramaswamy said.

“And to be perfectly honest with you, I would have had to be a fool to turn down that scholarship at the age of 24,” he continued.

After earning his Harvard degree, Ramaswamy claimed he “didn’t have the money” to attend Yale Law School.

Ramaswamy had been working as an investment analyst at the hedge fund QVT Financial for several years when he earned the prize in 2011. He was a Yale first-year law student at the time.

According to Ramaswamy’s tax returns, which he made public in June, he declared $2,252,209 in total income in 2011, the same year he received the award. In the three years prior, he declared a total of $1,173,690 in income. Facts which undermine his previously claims of needing to accept the money from Soros due to lack of funds.

In a recent interview, Soros claimed that he wanted Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to win the Republican primary in the anticipation that former President Donald Trump will then launch a third-party bid for the presidency, splitting the GOP vote and resulting in a landslide win for Democrats.

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